Today was a great day, and we toured this gorgeous city from 9AM-8PM! The Royal Palace, El Museo del Prado, La Plaza Mayor, La Puerta del Sol, a large park, and a bus tour were all today. Our feet are aching, but it was well worth it!! I don't even know how to sum up everything into words.
It was a full day of just soaking in culture, sights, beauty. The art in the Prada was absolutely incredible. I kept forgetting that these were REAL. The artists' hands actually touched this canvas with paint and made it come to life. The pieces had the power to stir emotions. Somehow, their hands created faces full of sorrow and joy. The hands of our Creator instilled in them a gift and ability to create beautiful expressions with paint and a paintbrush. It was really a cool experience to just walk and marvel in the beauty of our God displayed through works of man. This was also true of the buildings, and of this city. You just can't really capture the essence of the history and intricacy in a picture. It's amazing to be seeing these buildings and monuments with my own eyes, knowing that men toiled over these for years, working every detail into a masterpiece. And it's only my second day here.
We're off to Malaga (the beach) tomorrow by bullet train. If we keep up the same schedule, I definitely won't have time to find an internet cafe. But when we get to Salamanca to start classes, I will definitely be uploading pictures.
Thank you so much for all the prayers!
Love you all from across the sea :)